Crossroads (Paperback)

Descriptions of Western Pennsylvania 1720–1829 (The Library of Western Pennsylvania History)

By John W. Harpster

University of Pittsburgh Press, 9780822960881, 352pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 1960

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Description

Crossroads is a collection of thirty-seven colorful and perceptive writings left by early travelers and settlers who ventured west of the Allegheny Mountains. Traders, surveyors, soldiers, preachers, and immigrants, some of them well known and some obscure, tell of the loneliness, terror, and beauty of the frontier.


About the Author

John W. Harpster was curator of the museum (1963-1965) of the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, and Research Fellow of the Western Pennsylvania Historical Survey, 1933-1935. 


Praise For Crossroads: Descriptions of Western Pennsylvania 1720–1829 (The Library of Western Pennsylvania History)

“Reading Crossroads is like meeting a score of travelers returned from strange lands and listening while each tells his own story of his adventures. it is a kind of American Cantebury Tales, and the tales are true.”
—Neil H. Swanson